AppleFest 2019
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

AppleFest 2019

  • The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Westfield Historical Society AppleFest committee has been working hard to prepare the 11th annual Applefest, which will be held on Saturday, October 19th, from noon-4:00 PM on the grounds of the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center. A rain date of Sunday, October 20th is planned.

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Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Westfield Historical Society invites visitors to the Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House at the Reeve House and on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 12:00-5:00pm. Admission is free during this weekend but donations are always welcome.

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AddamsFest: Charles Addams Walking Tours (SOLD OUT)
Oct
20
to Oct 27

AddamsFest: Charles Addams Walking Tours (SOLD OUT)

  • Corner of Dudley and Lawrence Avenues (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join local architect Greg Blasi on a walking tour past Charles Addams’ home, his favorite haunts, and the house said to have inspired his Addams Family creations. 

Tour cost is $5 for Westfield Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. Advance reservations are required. Space is limited, so register soon. Click on the AddamsFest image to the left for the full event page & scroll to the bottom of the event page to register & pay.

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AddamsFest:  Paranormal Investigations of the Reeve House (SOLD OUT)
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

AddamsFest: Paranormal Investigations of the Reeve House (SOLD OUT)

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

​Are there ghosts in Westfield? The 1872 Historic Reeve House was occupied for more than 100 years before the Reeve brothers gave the house to the Town of Westfield with the intention for it to become the Westfield Historical Society's home and museum. Many of the former inhabitants are known to have passed away inside the Reeve House.  Are any of their spirits still residing there? Come to AddamsFest to find out! Space is limited. Registration and pre-payment is required. To register, click on the AddamsFest image to the left for full Event page.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: "The Statue of Liberty - Intended for Egypt, Ended in America" with Gary & Sam Mahmoud
Nov
6
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: "The Statue of Liberty - Intended for Egypt, Ended in America" with Gary & Sam Mahmoud

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on November 6, 2019. The speaker will be Gary Mahmoud with commentary from his father, Sam Mahmoud, on the topic of “The Statue of Liberty - Intended for Egypt, Ended in America”. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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Fall Into Crafts at the Reeve House:  Felted Acorns & Pinecone Turkeys
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Into Crafts at the Reeve House: Felted Acorns & Pinecone Turkeys

Learn the art of wool-felting and make some adorable felted acorns along with pine cone turkeys to adorn your Thanksgiving holiday table!     On Saturday, November 16, from 1-3 pm, come to the Reeve House with your children (aged 5 and up) for a craft.  Adults can take a tour of the Reeve House while the children are crafting. Reservations are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: The Historic Cemetery of Presbyterian Church in Westfield with Dave Rogers
Dec
4
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: The Historic Cemetery of Presbyterian Church in Westfield with Dave Rogers

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Dave Rogers will speak about the history of the Historic Presbyterian Church in Westfield’s Cemetery on December 4, 2019. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 am at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Topic & Speaker TBA
Jan
8
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Topic & Speaker TBA

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, the January luncheon will be held on January 8, 2020. The topic and speaker will be announced. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 am at Ferraro’s Restaurant, 14 Elm St., 2nd floor, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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Tea at The Reeve: Edwardian Tea to be Held at Westfield's Reeve House
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Tea at The Reeve: Edwardian Tea to be Held at Westfield's Reeve House

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Wednesday, February 5, the historic Reeve House, home to the Westfield Historical Society, will be transformed into an Edwardian Tea House.  Last year's tea was so successful, it will become an annual event. Enjoy a British tea as the Edwardians would have in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Experience the “Downton Abbey” way of life as you sip your tea while eating scrumptious scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; accompanied by a variety of delicious finger sandwiches with decadent desserts to follow.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: 100 Years of the Women's Vote with Dr. Susan Lederman
Mar
4
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: 100 Years of the Women's Vote with Dr. Susan Lederman

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, the March luncheon will be held on March 4, 2020. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Dr. Susan Lederman will speak on “100 Years of the Women’s Vote”. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 am at Ferraro’s Restaurant, 14 Elm St., 2nd floor, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Postcards of Westfield with Stanley Lipson
Apr
1
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Postcards of Westfield with Stanley Lipson

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, the April luncheon will be held on April 1, 2020. The Westfield Historical Society’s Acting Archivist, Stan Lipson, will present and discuss his extensive collection of postcards of Westfield. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 am at Ferraro’s Restaurant, 14 Elm St., 2nd floor, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Topic & Speaker TBA
Jun
3
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Topic & Speaker TBA

As part of The Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, the June luncheon will be held on June 3, 2020. The topic and speaker will be announced. The event will begin with check-in at 11:45 am at the newly renovated Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: “The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” with Dr. Carole Shaffer-Koros
Oct
2
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: “The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” with Dr. Carole Shaffer-Koros

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on October 2, 2019. The speaker and topic will be Dr. Carole Shaffer-Koros, speaking on The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Reservations and pre-payment are required.

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"Save Mary" Band Music Fundraiser at The Crossroads
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

"Save Mary" Band Music Fundraiser at The Crossroads

Join us on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00pm at The Crossroads in Garwood as we enjoy three sets of live music by the band “Save Mary” and raise funds for the Westfield Historical Society. This will be a casual evening of music, socializing, maybe some dancing, and fun. Bring your family and friends and make it a night out!

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First Wednesday Luncheon: “New Jersey Originals: Technological Originals, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More” with Historian and Author, Linda Barth
Sep
4
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: “New Jersey Originals: Technological Originals, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More” with Historian and Author, Linda Barth

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on September 4, 2019. The speaker and topic will be Historian and Author, Linda Barth speaking about “New Jersey Originals: Technological Originals, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters and More”. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Registrations and pre-payment are required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Westfield Town Historian, Robert Wendel
Jun
5
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Westfield Town Historian, Robert Wendel

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on June 5, 2019. The speaker and topic will be Westfield Town Historian, Robert Wendel. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Staying Fit for Pain Management, by Dr. Laura Wong
May
1
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Staying Fit for Pain Management, by Dr. Laura Wong

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on May 1, 2019. The speaker will be Dr. Laura Wong speaking on the topic of Staying Fit for Pain Management. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.

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Annual Spring Assembly:  Invention, Innovation & Industry in Union County, by John Prescott
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Annual Spring Assembly: Invention, Innovation & Industry in Union County, by John Prescott

The Spring Assembly, an annual gathering of the historical groups of Westfield will be held on April 11, 2019 beginning at 7:30 PM at the meeting hall of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield. This year’s program will feature John Prescott of the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs speaking on the topic of Invention, Innovation and Industry in Union County

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Hop Into Spring with a Bunny Craft
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Hop Into Spring with a Bunny Craft

Learn the art of wool-felting and make some adorable felted wool bunnies to adorn your Easter baskets or holiday table!     On Saturday, April 6, from 2-4pm, come to the Reeve House with your children (aged 5 and up) for a craft.  Adults can take a tour of the Reeve House while the children are crafting.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Appraising Art & Antiques, by Donna Thompson Ray
Apr
3
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Appraising Art & Antiques, by Donna Thompson Ray

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on April 3, 2019. The speaker will be Donna Thompson Ray on the topic of Appraising Art & Antiques. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.

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Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship
Mar
23
to Mar 30

Westfield Historical Society to Offer Mini-Course in Cursive Penmanship

     The 2-session mini-course in penmanship will be held on Saturdays, March 23 & 30, 2019.  It will be held at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center, 314 Mountain Avenue, Westfield. Classes will be from 10:00-11:30 AM for a maximum of 12 students.  Anyone in third grade and above is welcome.  There is a $20 fee per student for the course payable on the first day. Materials will be provided.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: The Federal Redistricting System - What Every Voter Should Know
Mar
6
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: The Federal Redistricting System - What Every Voter Should Know

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on March 6, 2019. The speaker will be Dr. John Lesher on the topic of Federal Redistricting - What Every Voter Should Know. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.

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(SOLD OUT - Wait List only) Tea at The Reeve: Edwardian Tea to be Held at Westfield's Reeve House
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

(SOLD OUT - Wait List only) Tea at The Reeve: Edwardian Tea to be Held at Westfield's Reeve House

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(SOLD OUT! - wait list only) On Wednesday, February 6, the historic Reeve House, home to the Westfield Historical Society, will be transformed into an Edwardian Tea House.  Last year's tea was so successful, it will become an annual event. Enjoy a British tea as the Edwardians would have in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Experience the “Downton Abbey” way of life as you sip your tea while eating scrumptious scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; accompanied by a variety of delicious finger sandwiches with decadent desserts to follow.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Meg Wastie on The History of Crossword Puzzles
Jan
2
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Meg Wastie on The History of Crossword Puzzles

The First Wednesday Luncheon of the Westfield Historical Society will be held on January 2, 2018 at the Echo Lake Country Club beginning with registration at 11:45 am. The January luncheon will feature a talk by Meg Wastie, Program Consultant for the Westfield Historical Society, on the topic of the History of Crossword Puzzles. Registration is required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Dr. Jonathan Mercantini on Washington's Crossing for the 21st Century
Dec
5
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Dr. Jonathan Mercantini on Washington's Crossing for the 21st Century

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, The Historical Society will be presenting a talk on December 5, 2018. The speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Mercantini on the topic of Washington’s Crossing for the 21st Century. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Registration is required.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Peter Goggi on the topic of Tea & Health
Nov
7
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Peter Goggi on the topic of Tea & Health

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Peter Goggi will be presenting a talk on November 7, 2018. The topic of his talk will be Tea & Health. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield. Registration is required.

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AddamsFest:  Paranormal Investigations of the Reeve House
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

AddamsFest: Paranormal Investigations of the Reeve House

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

​Are there ghosts in Westfield? The 1872 Historic Reeve House was occupied for more than 100 years before the Reeve brothers gave the house to the Town of Westfield with the intention for it to become the Westfield Historical Society's home and museum. Many of the former inhabitants are known to have passed away inside the Reeve House.  Are any of their spirits still residing there? Come to AddamsFest to find out! Space is limited. Registration is required

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AddamsFest: Charles Addams Walking Tour - SOLD OUT
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

AddamsFest: Charles Addams Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

  • The Presbyterian Church of Westfield Cemetery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join local architect Greg Blasi on a walking tour past Charles Addams’ home, his favorite haunts, and the house said to have inspired his Addams Family creations. 

​Tickets are $5 for Westfield Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Space is limited, so register soon. Please visit the Charles Addams Tour link at the top of this page to register.

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Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House

  • Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Westfield Historical Society invites visitors to the Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Open House at the Reeve House on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00-5:00pm. Admission is free during this weekend but donations are always welcome.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Nancy Humphrey of the Genealogical Society of The West Fields.
Oct
3
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Nancy Humphrey of the Genealogical Society of The West Fields.

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Nancy Humphrey of the Genealogical Society of the West Fields will be presenting a talk on The Boys of '17: Westfield's WWI Lost Soldiers, on October 3, 2018. The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield.

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AppleFest 2018
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

AppleFest 2018

  • The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Westfield Historical Society AppleFest committee has been working hard to prepare the 10th annual Applefest, which will be held on Saturday, September 29th, from noon-4:00 PM on the grounds of the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center. A rain date of Sunday, September 30th is planned.

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COLLECTOR APPLE FEST POSTERS FOR SALE
Sep
21
to Oct 20

COLLECTOR APPLE FEST POSTERS FOR SALE

  • The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take Home Another Slice of Apple Fest! All the beautiful Apple Fest posters are for sale. So, the poster/s you’ve admired over the past 10 years can be yours. You can purchase 1, several or the entire collection. Each 11x17 inch poster is $10 each, or $50 for the entire collection. Contact: karriehanson@mac.com to place your order.

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First Wednesday Luncheon: Prof. John Rossi speaking on Cuba:  Magical, Vibrant & Passionate
Sep
5
11:45 AM11:45

First Wednesday Luncheon: Prof. John Rossi speaking on Cuba: Magical, Vibrant & Passionate

As part of the Westfield Historical Society’s First Wednesday Luncheon series, Professor John Rossi will be presenting a talk on September 5, 2018.  His topic will be Cuba:  Magical, Vibrant & Passionate . The event will begin at 11:45 AM at the Echo Lake Country Club, located at 515 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

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Just About Summer 2 - An Afternoon of Music & Dance
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Just About Summer 2 - An Afternoon of Music & Dance

  • The Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joining forces with the popular local band The Fine Line, dancers from the Westfield-based Fred Astaire Studio as well as from the Westfield YMCA Dance Academy tap class will show off their talents. Refreshments will be offered free of charge and there will also be baked goods available for sale.

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